Category Archives: BCIT Technical Writing Program

Mobile Global Web Usage Changes 2012-2013

Mobile Device Internet Usage

If you’d like to view the original, check out Statista, and take a look at their other resources.

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October 28, 2013 · 12:15 pm

Getting Inspiration When Blogging

It’s often really hard to just launch into writing a blog. Beyond the possible technical challenges, there’s also the inevitable questions like “what do I write about?”, “what should I sound like?”, “will anyone even read this junk?”…. I find one of the best ways to get inspiration, ideas, and hopefully peace of mind, is to read other blogs. Don’t copy them, but pick out what you like and don’t like about them. What works? What doesn’t work? But ensure you use your own voice in your blog.

For some ideas, you can take a look at this list that a colleague at BCIT and I developed for the recent Tech Writing Alumni Lunch:

For Business/Writing:

For Pleasure:

Whether you learn from good blogs or bad, don’t let anything stop you from just going for it!

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Assignment Page Updates

I’ve updated the assignments page as well as the blog project page, so you can start to plan out what you want to do for these assignments. There are printable versions in your MyBCIT files folder too. Don’t forget to check your schedule for due dates.

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Google and the F-Pattern

Google F patternAn interesting counter to the F-shaped reading pattern idea, this article deals with the F-pattern in relation to users’ search results reading habits… it’s well worth a read.

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Professional Communication Topics & the TW Alumni Lunch

The upcoming BCIT Technical Writing Program Alumni lunch promises to be packed with great speakers (if I may so myself… yes, I’m going to be there as one of the panel leaders :)) and a chance to really talk about social media and its relevancy for technical writers.

Before the event, and for those not able to attend, you can catch up on some excellent insights on the TW blog, Professional Communication Topics.

I hope to see you there!

Geraldine

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